October 2016

October CoverPhoto by Roark Johnson Meet key transportation employees at Tuscaloosa City Schools who have benefitted first hand from the Alabama district’s new propane school buses, who Director of Transportation Cathy Staggs said “are second to none. I’m privileged to be associated with them.” First row, from left: Will Noland, technician; Teresa Zawlocki, bus driver; Shannon Swiney, shop foreman; Joey DuBose, technician. Second row, from left: Jarrod Washington, technician; Robert Williams, shop assistant; James O'Neal, technician; Deandra Woods, shop assistant.

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Alabama school district addresses driver shortages this month with big pay increase and the opportunity to drive one of the district’s new propane buses
Meet up-and-coming student transportation professional under the age of 40 who are taking the industry by storm with their passion & leadership
A look ahead to the upcoming NAPT Summit and NASDPTS Conference, where attendees seek guidance on the latest federal emissions regulations and more


Special Report: School bus manufacturers mull over ways to implement the lastest emissions rules while school districts seek explanations about the new technologies and what they will cost

Volkswagen Truck & Bus acquires stake in Navistar, IC Bus

Student transporters urged to do homework to obtain funds resulting from Volkswagen emissions cheat

Fire safety takes a mixture of training and technology

More and more students are joining a cool new mission to Mars aboard an innovative school bus equipped with the latest VR technology

With winter soon approaching, regular bus washes are an integral part of maintenance and vehicle longevity

New standards push Head Start into 21st century


First Take by Ryan Gray

New Diesel Engine Oil Specifications: CK-4 and FA-4 & Are There Benefits of Aftermarket Oil Additives
OBD II: What You Need to Know
The Cost of Fighting School Bus Corrosion

Publisher’s Corner by Tony Corpin



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